A vintage which will be remembered for drought and heat. Luckily Waterford’s location on the Helderberg mountain and the near proximity to the ocean allowed the vineyards to cool down overnight. The lack of water throughout the ripening season resulted in light bunches with tiny berries, giving the wines great colour and flavour.
No new wood is used in the making of this wine, using 225L Old French oak barrels, 4th fill and older. Whole berry fermentation and soft extraction methods (pumpovers only) have brought out the purity in the wine.
Tim Atkin MW: 94 pts
Cultivars: 88% Shiraz, 12% Mourvèdre
Quantity: 6 200 cases
Aging: Old French oaks barrels 225L, 4th fill
Wine Analysis: Alc 14.45%
TA 5.0 g/L
RS 3.0 g/L